The Importance of Kids and Culture
When kids learn about other cultures, it helps them understand and feel engaged in the world. They become interested in how other people live, their cultural norms and values, different religions and languages. I think it helps them see the beauty of different cultures and appreciate the differences and similarities in how we and others live. This is not a religious group.
As our global world becomes more interconnected thanks to the Internet, travel and immigration, knowing about different cultures is an asset. Think about how much “smaller” the world has grown in recent years, and how that trend is likely to continue. As world economies become more connected, so too do our lives. Understanding and appreciating differences seems to me to be a definite strength—for everyone involved.
We accept all families with no regard to race, religion, sex or national origin. My goal is to allow children to see that there is more to life than what they see everyday and that life is richer when they know about how others live.